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Dry Bowser is a playable character in the fighting video game, M.U.G.E.N Trilogy. He was confirmed on February 2, 2020 to help celebrate the death of NBA Basketball player Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant who both died in a plane crash. Dry Bowser is actually the skeletal version of Bowser, which uses distorted voice clips based on that character.


Dry Bowser is the undead and skeletal version based on Bowser, with his English name playing off of Dry Bones. Despite not technically being one himself, he is closely associated with them and shares several traits with the species, like an immunity to fireballs. He made his debut in New Super Mario Bros., where he ascended as the result of Mario defeating Bowser by dropping him into lava at the end of New Super Mario Bros.'s first castle. Unlike previous occasions, the lava reduced the once-mighty king to a skeleton, leaving his son, Bowser Jr., temporarily in command of the Koopa Troop. Dry Bowser is then fought in the first castle in World 8.

Since his debut, Dry Bowser has made subsequent appearances, occasionally as a separate character from Bowser, the first of which was as an unlockable driver in Mario Kart Wii. Notably, he has appeared as an antagonist in the Mario & Sonic series. His appearance in both New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario 3D Land is not due to Bowser falling in the lava, as in both cases he isn't turned into a skeleton after falling in the lava after the final boss battles.

How to Unlock

Scan Dry Bowser's AR Icon from the M.U.G.E.N Trilogy website.

Assist Attacks

Set Name Cross-Over
α Fire Breath Fire Blast
β Whirling Fortress Spinning Shell Dash
γ Summon Dry Bones